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Director, Office of Pre-Professional Advising (Student Services Program Manager 2)

Director, Office of Pre-Professional Advising (Student Services Program Manager 2)
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Search #: 496739
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Executive Director for Enrichment Programs, the Student Services Program Manager 2 provides leadership and direction for the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. Key areas of responsibility will include management of pre-professional advising services for current students and alumni; management of the health professions applicant process, including applicant coaching, cover letter and letter packet preparation, and comprehensive candidate support services; leadership of special programs and initiatives; and assessment focused on informing and improving services to students through data-driven insights.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Student Services Program Manager 2 will be responsible for the day-to-day administration, development, and delivery of pre-professional program content and will act independently within the goals and objectives of the program and the guidelines established by the supervisor.

The Student Services Program Manager 2 will:

  1. Design and implement pre-professional advising pathways, workshops, and programming to guide students through academic and co-curricular experiences that support their preparation for professional school (law or medical/dental/physician assistant) through the development of relevant competencies and intentional exploration of professional career options.
  2. Ensure that advising services provide effective support for underrepresented students through evidence-based programming, partnerships, and advising strategies.
  3. Make strategic use of available technologies and systems, including reflection tools/platforms to support the implementation of pre-professional advising pathways and their use by students and pre-professional advisors.
  4. Coordinate, assess, and improve the health professions applicant support process, which includes applicant coaching, cover letter and letter packet preparation, and comprehensive candidate support services. Make recommendations for process changes to University academic leadership as appropriate.
  5. Lead special programs and initiatives within the office, including the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program and the MCAT preparation course. Direct admissions and advising processes for post-baccalaureate students.
  6. Represent the office in admissions processes for collaborative programs, including the Special Program in Medicine/Dental Medicine and the Special Program in Law; coordinate the advising support provided to students in these programs; and coordinate and supervise teaching activities specific to these programs.
  7. Select, train, supervise, and evaluate professional and student staff, either directly or through appropriate supervisors. Recommend staffing needs; determine work assignments and work schedules to most effectively meet program needs; resolve personnel problems and review personnel actions to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements and with University, state, and funding agency regulations.
  8. Design and implement assessment plans related to pre-professional advising. Leverage insights from these assessment initiatives to inform and improve the Office’s services to students and alumni.
  9. Improve communications, marketing, and outreach to pre-professional student populations to enhance access and inclusion.
  10. Liaise with faculty and staff partners in pre-professional advising across UConn’s campuses to develop strategic collaborations and enhance support for pre-professional students throughout the University.
  11. Provide pre-professional advising and guidance to undergraduate students and alumni, including participation in pre-professional advising and applicant coaching sessions.
  12. Monitor student progress, maintain University-wide records, and document central advising information.
  13. Provide research-informed and best practice policy insights related to pre-professional advising at a public research one university by liaising and engaging with preprofessional advising associations (NEAAHP/NAAHP) and professional school representatives.
  14. Serve on University committees as appropriate.
  15. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience in advising or student support roles.
  • Professional experience in advising undergraduate students.
  • Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance, progress, and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of advising practices for pre-professional health and/or law students.
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in practice.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including the ability to identify and resolve complex administrative problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to create systems and processes to enhance the efficiency of programs and services and/or to resolve complex program problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and administrators, as well as external constituents and the public.
  • Experience with professional staff supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in related academic discipline.
  • Professional work experience at a large research university, including at least one (1) year in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated experience advising pre-professional students in a professional capacity.
  • Experience in program and/or project assessment.
  • Skills in survey design and data analysis.
  • Experience in large-scale program implementation and/or support.
  • Evidence of creative use of resources to solve organizational challenges.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a permanent full-time position.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496739 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. In your cover letter, please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as well as any preferred qualifications. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process, after discussion with applicants. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Include the search number on all correspondence.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on September 21, 2022.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Pre-Professional Programs Advisor (Student Services Program Administrator)

Pre-Professional Programs Advisor (Student Services Program Administrator)
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Search #: 496714
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut Enrichment Programs unit seeks to add a Pre-Professional Programs Advisor to its staff team serving pre-professional students and alumni. This position may accommodate a full (100%) telecommuting work schedule, subject to authorization and University policy. Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Pre-Professional Programs Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health and/or law professions. The Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs. 

The Program Advisor will be an appropriately experienced higher education professional, well informed about the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University. They must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working independently, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  1. Advises students and alumni interested in health and/or law careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues, coordinating the office’s efforts to serve alumni and students at UConn’s regional campuses. 
  2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs. 
  3. Assumes primary responsibility for assigned workshops and programming elements (e.g., Husky Health Foundations, Chat with Alumni, Application Elements, Group Advising, Dinner with Doctors). 
  4. Assists in planning and implementing additional co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned. 
  5. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs. 
  6. Advises or co-advises student organizations affiliated with pre-health fields. 
  7. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students. 
  8. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate. 
  9. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards. 
  10. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print. 
  11. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation. 
  12. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and others that have questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate. 
  13. Performs related duties as required. 

                          MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

                          • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a related field. 
                          • 5 years of experience working with students in a professional advising and counseling role. 1 year of experience must be serving as an advanced team member. 
                          • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and implementing program services and activities. 
                          • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
                          • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects. 
                          • Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions. 
                          • Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first-generation students. 
                          • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. 
                          • Ability to successfully advise undergraduate students and interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress. 
                          • Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities. 

                                            PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

                                            • Master’s degree. 
                                            • Professional work experience at a large university. 
                                            • Experience working with high-achieving students in an advising capacity. 
                                            • Work experience in a health-related and/or legal field. 
                                            • Professional experience with supervision of student staff. 
                                            • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student's academic progress and experience in working to resolve them effectively. 
                                            • Experience with assessment and program evaluation. 
                                            • Proven ability to work independently and solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way. 

                                                          APPOINTMENT TERMS 

                                                          This is a permanent full-time position. This position may accommodate a full (100%) telecommuting work schedule, subject to authorization and University policy. Questions about the telecommuting schedule for this position may be directed to Caroline McGuire at caroline.mcguire@uconn.edu. 

                                                          TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

                                                          Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  

                                                          TO APPLY 

                                                          Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496714 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. In your cover letter, please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as well as any preferred qualifications. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process, after discussion with applicants. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please include the search number on all correspondence. 

                                                          This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on September 2, 2022.  

                                                          All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. 

                                                          The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. 

                                                           

                                                          Health Professions Advisor (Student Services Program Coordinator)

                                                          Health Professions Advisor (Student Services Program Coordinator)
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                                                          Search #: 496713
                                                          Work type: Full-time
                                                          Location: Storrs Campus
                                                          Categories: Student Programs and Services

                                                          JOB SUMMARY 

                                                          The University of Connecticut Enrichment Programs seeks a Health Professions Advisor (Student Services Program Coordinator) to assist in developing, implementing, and administering holistic pre-professional advising services. Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Pre-Professional Advising, the Health Professions Advisor will support and advise students and alumni interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. The Health Professions Advisor will also contribute to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs. 

                                                          The Health Professions Advisor will be expected to quickly learn and understand the range of undergraduate courses and programs available at the University in relation to preparation for professional study. They must be an effective problem solver, accustomed to working under limited supervision, and capable of prioritizing and completing administrative tasks related to academic programs. 

                                                          DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

                                                          1. Advises students and alumni interested in health careers, including medicine and dental medicine, both independently and in collaboration with advising colleagues. 
                                                          2. Contributes to the preparation of individualized cover letters and letter packets for applicants to health professional programs. 
                                                          3. Assists in planning and implementing co-curricular activities, workshops, and programs, as assigned. 
                                                          4. Coordinates specific office operations for the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advising Office; processes necessary paperwork, records (including student records), and files required to support the office’s programs. 
                                                          5. Advises or co-advises student organizations affiliated with pre-health fields. 
                                                          6. Provides administrative and technical support as well as program logistics for program staff and students. 
                                                          7. Responds to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate. 
                                                          8. Monitors student progress and compliance with program requirements and standards. 
                                                          9. Assists in writing and/or editing informational and publicity materials, electronic and print. 
                                                          10. Provides information regarding various specialized programs as well as requirements and opportunities relevant to health professional preparation. 
                                                          11. Serves as a resource for students, faculty, parents, and others having questions about programs or academic policies; makes referrals as appropriate. 
                                                          12. Performs related duties as required. 

                                                                                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

                                                                                • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 
                                                                                • Four to five years of experience working with people in a professional advising and counseling role or related experience advising, mentoring, or counseling people. 
                                                                                • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
                                                                                • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects. 
                                                                                • Experience working with diverse, underrepresented, and/or first-generation students. 
                                                                                • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. 
                                                                                • Ability to successfully advise students and interpret educational records and data related to student academic performance and progress. 
                                                                                • Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities. 

                                                                                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

                                                                                • Master’s degree. 
                                                                                • Professional work experience in a college or university setting. 
                                                                                • Experience working with undergraduate students in an advising capacity. 
                                                                                • Experience working in health professions advising or a related area. 
                                                                                • Experience supervising student staff. 
                                                                                • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with a student's academic progress and experience in working to resolve them effectively. 
                                                                                • Proven ability to work under limited supervision and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way. 

                                                                                APPOINTMENT TERMS 

                                                                                This is a permanent full-time position. 

                                                                                TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

                                                                                Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

                                                                                TO APPLY 

                                                                                Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496713 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. In your cover letter, please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as well as any preferred qualifications. Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process, after discussion with applicants. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Include the search number on all correspondence. 

                                                                                This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on September 2, 2022.  

                                                                                All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. 

                                                                                The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.